Claire's father is not a hemophiliac, but Claire's brother is. Thus, her brother inherited a defective X chromosome from their mother. Claire's mother has one defective X chromosome. (a) What is the probability that Claire is a carrier? Is the probability objective or subjective?
Father XY Mother xX
Mother X XX XY
x Xx xY
Where X is the normal X chromosome and x is the hemophilia form.
XX is a normal girl and Xx is a girl with affected treat. Claire is 50% likely to have the trait as the two possible combinations for a girl are XX and Xx, one 50% with trait, 50% normal
It is objective, not subjective.
(b) Claire gives birth to her first child, a boy, Adam, who is not a hemophiliac. What is the probability that Claire is a carrier?
must step away from comupter right now - but will be back to answer the rest
(c) Claire gives birth to her second child, a boy, Brent, and he too is not a hemophiliac. What now is the probability that Claire is a carrier? (d) Claire gives birth to her third child, another boy, Drew, and he too is not a hemophiliac. What now is the probablity that Claire is a carrier? Please provide step by step detailed solutions.
Hi, I just have a few questions before I accept the answer.
In the preview, i only see part "a" answered. Have all parts of the question been answered with detailed solutions?